A water reservoir at the Tan Hiep Water Supply Plant.(Photo sggp.org.vn)
HCM City (VNA) - The Sai Gon Water Corporation (Sawaco) has asked the Ho Chi Minh City authority to build five reservoirs in the next eight years to ensure clean water supply for residents.

The quality of the water supply has worsened due to pollution and the effects of climate change, according to Sawaco, the largest tap water supplier in the city.

The five reservoirs will be located in Go Vap and Binh Chanh districts and in the central, southern and western parts of the city. The reservoirs will be able to store up to 373,000 cubic metres of water.

Sawaco said the cost of building the new reservoirs and upgrading old water towers would be 3.6 trillion VND (158.3 million USD), including 2.74 trillion VND (120.5 million USD) for the five reservoirs.

The first reservoir to be built will be located in Go Vap Park, while the rest will be completed by 2024.

The city’s reservoirs and water towers can store up to 720,000 cubic metres, which is about 43 percent of the total water consumed daily in 2016.

By 2025, Sawaco expects the total capacity of the city’s reservoirs and water towers to be upgraded to 1.2 million cubic metres, which is about 48 percent of the total water consumed on a daily basis.-VNA